Attorney General Pam Bondi Intensifying War on Synthetic Drugs

By: Meagan O'Halloran Email
By: Meagan O'Halloran Email

Attorney General Pam Bondi is hoping to get even tougher on synthetic drugs like "bath salts", "potpourri", and "K-2 spice". Bondi made a stop in the panhandle Monday morning meeting with lawmakers and law enforcement agencies at the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office in Shalimar.

It's been a battle like no other--- foreign manufacturers have been playing cat-and-mouse with Florida by changing molecular compounds in the synthetic drugs they produce to dodge current drug bans on the books.

They are still attempting to sell the dangerous products to specialty shops and retail stores legally.

Speaking in front of a packed crowd monday, Attorney General Pam Bondi said she's had enough of that, and alluded to initiating a special kind of blanket legislation to take down the drugs all together and all at once.

"We're not ready to release it yet, but we have a draft strategy that we will be announcing soon and hopefully will put all of these guys out of business, but it's going to need to be a team effort" Bondi said.,

Law enforcement agencies are cracking down on consumers but say their main priority is still going after the manufacturers and distributors to remove the dangerous drugs from the streets.


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